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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Riding Your Bike

Riding Your Bike in Michigan State and National Parks

In Michigan, bicyclists are permitted to ride on all highways and roadways, except limited access freeways or unless otherwise posted. Bicycles are also allowed on all road systems including those in the State of Michigan forests, state parks, national forests, and national parks. Many of the state and national trails in Michigan are suited for all-terrain bicycles and as a resource to our clients, our Michigan bike accident injury lawyers have provided the use of trails in these areas below (information provided by the Michigan Department of Transportation):

  • State Forest Trials – Bicycles are allowed on most state forest trails. Contact phone number regarding state forest trails:
  • State Park Trails – Bicycles are currently allowed on trails in 31 State of Michigan parks and recreation areas. This includes the Kal Haven and Hart-Montague Linear State Parks, which were developed specifically for bicyclists. Contact phone number regarding state park trails: 517-373-9900
  • National Forest Trails – Bicycles are allowed on national forest trails except where posted. Prohibited trails include the following: Nine Mile Creek – Manistee National Forest, Hoist Foot Trail and Reed Lake Trail – Huron National Forest, and portions of the North Country National Scenic Trail – Ottawa and Hiawatha National Forest. Bicycles are also prohibited in congressionally designated wilderness areas. National forest maps are available at each forest service office. Contact phone number regarding national forest trails include:
    • Huron-Manistee National Forest: 1-800-821-6263
    • Ottawa National Forest: 906-932-1330
    • Hiawatha National Forest: 906-786-4062
  • National Park Trails – Bicycles are NOT allowed on national park trails

Bicyclists make up two percent of all victims in traffic accident annually. Although the number of bicycle accident injuries in the United States has decreased substantially since 1994, bike accidents are still a serious issue, as they can cause serious injuries, even wrongful death.
Victims of bicycle accidents do have legal rights. Our Michigan bicycle accident Buckfire attorneys have successfully represented injured motorcycle for over 40 years. For more information after a bike accident and to discuss your case, call (800) 606-1717 to speak with the award winning personal injury law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. We will represent you in your bike accident injury case under our No Fee Promise, meaning you do not pay any legal fees unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you.

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